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Obama's Approval Rating (Rasmussen) is -20, lowest since April
Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 18, 2011 | Rasmussen

Posted on 06/18/2011 6:53:11 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 21% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.

Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-five (55%) at least somewhat disapprove.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012

1 posted on 06/18/2011 6:53:13 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina
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To: southernnorthcarolina

45% somewhat? Needs to drop to 33% !


2 posted on 06/18/2011 6:54:41 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: southernnorthcarolina

I think he actually reached -10 right after Osama bin laden. Now it’s back to his usual territory.


3 posted on 06/18/2011 6:57:30 AM PDT by Krankor (Her voice was soft and cool, her eyes were clear and bright . But she's not there)
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To: Republic Rocker

Hey, Gallup has it down to 39!


4 posted on 06/18/2011 6:59:04 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Lincoln was right, you can fool some of the people all of the time.
5 posted on 06/18/2011 6:59:12 AM PDT by JPG (Hey, LSM, how are those emails workin' out for ya?)
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To: southernnorthcarolina
This is a steep drop and is continuing. I wonder what caused it. The slide may stop this week end. If it continues he will have to leave the country to stop the slide.
6 posted on 06/18/2011 7:00:10 AM PDT by mountainlion (The time to be on guard against tyranny is before it has gotten you Thomas Jefferson)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

They guy is an empty shell. He has no inner reservoir of political experience - NOR INTELLIGENCE (ala Clinton) - to turn himself around. He is a political buffoon that snookered less than 5% of the electorate to sneak into the WH.


7 posted on 06/18/2011 7:02:08 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: southernnorthcarolina
YES!

HOW LOOOOOW CAN YOU GO?

8 posted on 06/18/2011 7:03:54 AM PDT by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: mountainlion
Not to worry. Already planning an African safari--on our dollar, of course.

That his approval is still this high is a testament to the degree to which our citizens are brain dead, and is frightening. I hear all these dim Dems like Debbie W-S spouting and spinning, and I wonder where in the h#!! they sprouted from.

vaudine

9 posted on 06/18/2011 7:05:06 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: mountainlion
"This is a steep drop and is continuing. I wonder what caused it."


More than likely it was the poor economic news and the uncertainty about the possibility of recovery.
10 posted on 06/18/2011 7:09:32 AM PDT by rob777
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To: Krankor

He reached -7 a number of times in May. On June 9th he was -9. Then the floor fell out. Next day he was -15 and falling.

I don’t recall any major event happening around then, but I think the public looked at the economic numbers and is starting to realize the guy doesn’t know what he is doing and that his campaign promises were just “hope.”

Also, they are finally seeing he doesn’t have his heart in the job. His hints that one term might be OK with him and his family. Eighteen holes a day is starting to look pretty good to him.

He’s a lame duck.


11 posted on 06/18/2011 7:12:08 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: LibFreeUSA
To add to your fine comments: he also had Soros et al behind him, his political machine knew how to control the outcomes in caucus states, he used political correctness to keep anyone from really looking into his background.

Someday,someone, most likely after he has left office, will write the definitive study about him-and we will realize how he snookered a vast number of Americans. People on this site were discussing his left wing background months before the election. Oh, and the author or authors of this study will be one or more investigative reporters working for a non-USA newspaper or other type of media.

12 posted on 06/18/2011 7:13:45 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: southernnorthcarolina

But with a campaign spending promise of One Billion Dollars Obama can give $100 each to 10 million people to vote

Or $100 each time someone votes...

Either way


13 posted on 06/18/2011 7:14:01 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: All

Nice upside breakout for "Strongly Disapprove."
14 posted on 06/18/2011 7:14:57 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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Here's the historical daily data: CLICK.

Obama last touched -20 in his Approval Rating on April 11, but it was a quick downspike and rebound. The current decline seems to be settling into a new "trading range" -- the last six Approval Ratings (each of which are based on 3-day rolling averages) are -18, -18, -17, -19, -19, -20. This is Obama's worst multi-day stretch since March, and it threatens to become his worst since September, '10.

15 posted on 06/18/2011 7:26:35 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Down to -20? Sounds like it’s time for another vacation.


16 posted on 06/18/2011 7:31:57 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin, the only candidate to be vetted by the NY Times, the Washington Post and NBC.)
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To: 9YearLurker
Hey, Gallup has it down to 39!

Gallup has what down to 39%? According to what I see Gallup has Hussein's approval at 45% - same as Rasmussen.

17 posted on 06/18/2011 7:38:24 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Oh no you don’t. You’re not going to get my hopes up only to see him poll twenty points higher tomorrow. Nope. Not gonna trust it this time.


18 posted on 06/18/2011 7:39:25 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Probably because of His
Thumbing his Nose at the War Powers Act.

Some of the The Libs are Livid about it

Idiot


19 posted on 06/18/2011 7:41:14 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Libs at the Netroot Convention are really mad at Obama.

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/17/137238072/liberal-bloggers-obama-not-our-boyfriend-anymore?ft=1&f=1001


20 posted on 06/18/2011 7:45:04 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Zero’s only shot is in the hands of Hispanic legal and illegal voters. Look for him to direct a significant portion of his war chest to generate “street action” similar to ACORN but geared toward the Hispanic community. La Raza is sitting in the catbird’s seat.


21 posted on 06/18/2011 7:45:44 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: southernnorthcarolina

POtuS


22 posted on 06/18/2011 7:48:24 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: FrankR
From NPR, of All People...


23 posted on 06/18/2011 7:56:17 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: LibFreeUSA

Obama is headed for a mental breakdown. He no more should be POTUS then I should eat swiss cheese on the Moon!!! That insane, stupid, useless five hour trip he took to Puerto Rico last week proves he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer!!! What an insult to all Puerto Ricans!!! Didn’t see much press and video coverage, did ya? Know why? No one in PR gave a damn that the America hater was there. Wow!!! About one thousand people showed up at the airport to greet him!!! That’s 1000 out of four million people on the island. Not a good showing, you think?


24 posted on 06/18/2011 7:57:04 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Longbow1969

39% would vote or Obama vs. 44% for a generic Republican.

Hey, I don’t care about the 6% who say they approve of, but wouldn’t vote for. him!

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/obama-2012election-genericrepublican-polls/2011/06/17/id/400428


25 posted on 06/18/2011 8:03:06 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Keep up the good work, boy.


26 posted on 06/18/2011 8:04:34 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster - Sun Tzu)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Good post, and thanks for the link..You’re correct, it’s not each individual number that’s important it’s the trend line, and the TREND IS OUR FRIEND..


27 posted on 06/18/2011 8:07:36 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Maybe he will see these numbers and upchuck and die.


28 posted on 06/18/2011 8:12:13 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: rob777

“This is a steep drop and is continuing. I wonder what caused it.”

More than likely it was the poor economic news and the uncertainty about the possibility of recovery.


How about the pub candidates beating up on him in the debates and stump speeches?


29 posted on 06/18/2011 8:28:13 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: JPG
Lincoln was right, you can fool some of the people all of the time.

Especially when you spend your time finding ways to give them Other People's Money.

30 posted on 06/18/2011 8:59:27 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

This Libya-War Powers thing is eroding the strong support from his base. Plus the current economic news.


31 posted on 06/18/2011 9:09:42 AM PDT by gunsmithkat (There is no such thing as Too Many Guns)
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To: vaudine

A local talk radio station has a lib host on Saturday morning. Today he was interviewing some so-called “expert” who defended Obama’s Libyan policy. He said despite being advised by White House legal council that he was in violation of the War Powers Act, Obama the “constitutional legal scholar” (barf) made his own decision that it was legal. Then the “expert” swooned that Obama’s approval rating is still around 50% despite all the bad economic news because people just “like” him. The media will continue to prop him up. He’s not going anywhere. He will run for re-election.


32 posted on 06/18/2011 9:12:01 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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